FSUPD Officer Parise Adams

Parise Adams has been with the Florida State University Police Department since July 2013. This is Adams' first employment in law enforcement. He is married to Mattie Adams and has two children, a boy and a girl. "There is not a person in the world that Officer Adams won't have a friendly conversation with," David Perry, FSUPD chief said. "He is a big man with a big heart."

FSUPD Officer John Auber

John Auber has been employed with the Florida State University Police Department since November 2012. He has served as a civilian Public Safety Officer during his time with FSUPD. Auber has also held positions within the Florida House of Representatives, the Florida Senate and the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission. He is a graduate of Tallahassee Community College and a current FSU student. Said FSUPD Chief David Perry, "John is a very outgoing and proactive person, who really wants to make a difference within FSUPD and the FSU community."

FSUPD Officer Daniel Cutchins

Daniel Cutchins has been with the Florida State University Police Department since November 2012. He currently serves as a patrol officer on midnight shift. He previously served with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Capital Police for four years. He is married to Sally Cutchins and has one daughter. "Officer Cutchins is a prime example of don't always judge a book by its cover. Although appearing quiet and reserved on the outside, anyone that really knows Officer Cutchins will tell you he has a witty sense of humor and will give the shirt off his back to anyone who needs it," FSUPD Chief David Perry said.

FSUPD student intern Hailey Koltay

Hailey Koltay is a student in her last semester at FSU and was serving as an FSUPD student intern at the time of the shooting. She was also employed as an FSUPD civilian Public Safety Officer. Koltay was at the scene of the shooting and aided police in her willingness to help provide any information she had from her observations of the activities of that evening. She is currently an applicant with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. "Haley has always been highly inquisitive and engaged in seeking information and guidance concerning best practices in her chosen profession," FSUPD Chief David Perry said.

FSUPD Officer Oma "Zack" Nations

Oma "Zack" Nations has been with Florida State University's Police Department since July 2013. He is a graduate of FSU. This is his first employment in law enforcement. "Officer Nations is a young, outstanding police officer with a bright future," FSUPD Chief David Perry said.

FSUPD Communications Officer Camila Peralta

Camila Peralta has been with the Florida State University Police Department since April 2014. She has more than seven years experience as a 911 dispatcher in Texas, previously working in the Bell County 911 Center and the Copperas Cove Police Department 911 Dispatch Center. "There is not another employee who has had a more positive impact on our agency in such a short period of time," FSUPD Chief David Perry said.

FSUPD Communications Officer Rebecca Riggle

Rebecca Riggle, the second dispatcher responding on Nov. 20, has been with the Florida State University Police Department since February 2009. This is Riggle's first employment in law enforcement. She is the mother of two boys. "PCO Riggle embodies the word calm in every sense of the word. She is the one you want on the other end of the line when things matter the most," FSUPD Chief David Perry said.

FSUPD Officer Orenthya "OJ" Sloan

Orenthya "OJ" Sloan has been with Florida State University's Police Department since July 2013. He previously served for seven years as a deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. He is a veteran, serving in the Florida Army National Guard until 2005. Sloan is married to Lashonda Sloan and has four children, two boys and two girls. "Officer Sloan's smile will light up a room," FSUPD Chief David Perry said. "His positive demeanor is a pleasure to work with."

FSUPD Public Safety Officer Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith has been with the Florida State University Police Department since August 2014. Smith has served as a civilian Public Safety Officer for Strozier Library during her time with FSUPD. She is a graduate of Florida State College of Jacksonville (AA), Florida State University (BS) and a current graduate student at FSU. Smith made the dean's list at FSU fall 2010, spring 2013 and fall 2013. "Elizabeth is a silent hero who keeps to herself, but acts with great courage in the face of danger," FSUPD Chief David Perry said.

FSUPD Sgt. Roy Wiley

Roy Wiley, has been with the Florida State University Police Department since August 1999. He has served as a shift corporal and was promoted to sergeant in July 2013. He previously served seven years with the Leon County Sheriff's Office. Wiley is a veteran, serving in the US Navy before his law enforcement career. He is married to Kelly Wiley and has two sons. "Sgt. Wiley has always been passionate about going the extra mile for students in need," FSUPD Chief Perry said. "He is a leader in every sense of the word."

LCSO Deputy Christopher L. Smith

Christopher Smith began his law enforcement career in 1989 as a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office dispatcher. He joined LCSO in 2009 and worked in the uniform patrol division. The kind of deputy who always wanted to be first on the scene, Smith was killed during the Nov. 22 shooting ambush on Caracus Court.

The 47-year-old married father of two was remembered by his friends and colleagues as "a loving, Christian man who loved his wife and his children most of all."

LCSO Deputy Colin Wulfekuhl

Colin Wulfekuhl joined the agency in 2002 as a correctional technician. A year later, he became a correctional officer at the Leon County Jail, where remained until becoming a uniform patrol deputy in 2012.

Wulfekuhl, who arrived simultaneously with Smith at Caracus Court, kept the gunman engaged while warning firefighters who arrived to stay back and evacuate. He was shot in the back, but was saved thanks to his protective vest.

"It is extremely important to recognize that Colin Wulfekuhl probably saved the life of every firefighter that was there initially responding," LCSO spokesman Lt. James McQuaig said the day after the incident.

TPD Officer Scott Angulo

Scott Angulo joined the Tallahassee Police Department in 2002 and is currently assigned as an investigator in the Criminal Investigations Division. Before joining TPD, he worked more than four years with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Angulo, who was honored with the 2014 Commander in Chief's Award, also serves on the Special Response Team and the Honor Guard.

Angulo, 44, was off duty on Nov. 22, when a gunman set fire to his house on Caracus Court to lure first responders into an ambush. After a 12-minute gun battle, Angulo shot and killed the shooter. Officials say his quick actions saved lives.

"Every one of these first responders is a hero, and our hearts go out to them and their families," Mayor Andrew Gillum later said.

TPD Officer Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis, 44, joined TPD in 1994 and is currently working as a field-training officer in the Patrol Division. His previous assignments include the Criminal Investigations Division.

Lewis, along with Angulo, arrived at the Caracus Court scene about four minutes after the gunman began firing on deputies. He was fired upon as he tried to help Deputy Smith.

Lewis also was honored with the 2014 Commander in Chief's Award. In 2009, he was recognized by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office for solving multiple bank robberies that occurred in Miami-Dade County. He's also been awarded two unit citations and four meritorious service awards.

TPD Officer Wayne Staats

Wayne Staats, 28, joined TPD in 2012 and is currently assigned to patrol. Before joining TPD, he worked with Capitol Police. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement awarded him with its "Needle in the Haystack Award" for being the first FDLE member to find the subject of a Silver Alert, an endangered older woman who'd wandered from home.

Staats was among officers who quickly responded to FSU's Strozier Library on Nov. 20 after a gunman began firing on students and employees. Staats, along with four other officers, fired on the gunman after he shot at one officer and dared officers to shoot him.

Grand jurors who reviewed the officers' use of force found their actions to be "heroic," saying that without their efforts the shooter "would have caused even more injury and death to the officers and civilians in the area."